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August 2011

08/22/11

Good-bye Youngest Child

  So, my youngest daughter and I were watching "Project Runway" last night when I commented that the previews for next week's show looked fiercely dramatic. Just as I said it, I realized that we wouldn't be watching together next week. She goes back to college on Sunday. Both of us were hit with a little jolt of sadness. It's in those specific, mundane moments that I miss my kids the most. I know when I turn on "Project Runway" next Thurs. that I'll be watching by myself. Not nearly as fun. Well, the dog always watches with me, but she's not that interested in fashion, and my husband.... Let's just say, my daughters and I try to help him out as much as we can when he buys new clothes, which is very rarely.   Over the summer, I've gotten into this habit...

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08/01/11

Happy World Breastfeeding Week

I’m writing this blog in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. How many of you breastfed your babies? I’d like to know your feelings about it. My three kids were all breastfed babies, and I’m glad I did it. But I’ll be the first to admit, it wasn’t the easiest thing in the world to do.   Before you think I’m going all negative on breastfeeding, I’m not. But with my first child, I did have a lot of difficulties, and it was due more to my own ignorance than anything else. I don’t think I entirely got the “latching on” part and ended up with so much soreness and bleeding that it felt like electroshock every time I started nursing. Obviously, if I was willing to endure pain, I was determined.   If you’re the...

Posted at 10:33 AM | Permalink | Comments: 2

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Our editor-in-chief, Betty started working for TulsaKids when her youngest child was 3 years old. That daughter will be starting graduate school in the fall. Her son is now 27 and her middle daughter is 24. TulsaKids and her children literally grew up together (and she lived to tell about it)! Betty is an avid runner, cook (loves to eat) and coffee snob. She is an award-winning writer and most recently was honored with a Great Plains Journalism Award as Best Blogger of 2013. Last year, she wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, “May Finds Her Way” (2013 The RoadRunner Press). Watch for her every Tuesday on KTUL Channel 8’s Good Morning Oklahoma and Thursdays on KTUL’s Good Day Tulsa.

She enjoys getting reader feedback on articles, blogs or with suggestions for the magazine. Email her at editor@tulsakids.com

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